About the Hawaii International Film Festival:
The Hawaii International Film Festival is considered the vanguard forum for international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region and it’s one of the top Honolulu Events to be held near Ambassador Hotel – A Honolulu Hotel – this month.
The goal of the Hawaii International Film Festival is to recognize new and emerging talent, and to promote career development and original collaboration through innovative programs. Every year, film fans on the island of Oahu – locals and tourists alike - gather together for dynamic cultural exchange through the cinematic arts at the Hawaii International Film Festival – which we think is one of the Honolulu Activities that you should definitely take part in, whether you’re a film fanatic or a casual viewer.
Why you should attend the Hawaii International Film Festival:
The Hawaii International Film Festival began as a project of the East-West Center, an educational and research institution created by U.S. Congress and located on the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus in Honolulu – near Ambassador Hotel - A Honolulu Hotel.
In 1981, the Hawaii International Film Festival’s inaugural year, the program consisted of 7 films from 6 countries, which were viewed by an audience of 5,000. Today, the Hawaii International Film Festival is one of the premier Honolulu Events on our island - and in the Pacific - annually attracting more than 70,000 film enthusiasts from around the state, nation, and the world.
The Hawaii International Film Festival is one of the more unique Honolulu Activities that you’ll find near our Honolulu Hotel because it discovers and showcases feature films, documentaries, and short film from Asia – made by Asians - as well as films about the Pacific, made by Pacific Islanders. It also highlights films made by Hawaii filmmakers that present Hawaii in a culturally-accurate way, something that is very important to Festival organizers.
Each year, the Hawaii International Film Festival programmers view about 1,000 films, in preparation for this Honolulu Event. They choose an average of 150 features, documentaries, and film shorts, among which you’ll find world premieres, North American premieres, U.S. premiers, experimental films, animation and digital works representing social and ethnic issues, and first features by new directors.
Tips for attending the Hawaii International Film Festival and interesting facts:
- The Hawaii International Film Festival conducts workshops, seminars, and special award presentation receptions – in addition to screening films – so consider attending one of these Honolulu Events this month.
- Since the beginning on the first Hawaii International Film Festival, more than 950,000 people from throughout the world have shared the screenings and insights provided.
- The Hawaii Film Festival truly reflects the diverse, multi-cultural face of Hawaii. Viewers from many types of backgrounds see and enjoy films from other cultures, such as Chinese Americans watching films from Japan and Japanese Americans sitting in on films from Korea. This film festival is a great way to enrich, enlighten, and broaden support for Asian and Pacific films near Ambassador Hotel – A Honolulu Hotel.
Location and contact information for the Hawaii International Film Festival:
The Hawaii International Film Festival takes place at various locations in Honolulu. Tel: 808.792.1577.